DeAndre Hopkins "excited" for this offseason

Seven different starting quarterbacks in three seasons. Four starting quarterbacks in 2015 alone.

When asked how having just one quarterback could benefit him, DeAndre Hopkins has had the same single-minded approach to the game.

It doesn't matter. His job is to make catches no matter who is under center.

That's part of why Hopkins made NFL history when he became the only player to post four 100-yard receiving performances under four different quarterbacks last season, leading to his first Pro Bowl nod.

Now entering his fourth NFL season, Hopkins can reflect back and he admits it wasn't easy.

"Each guy throws a different football and they're different velocities and different timing, but as a wide receiver you have to basically study your quarterback almost in the sense of going out," Hopkins said Wednesday. "You have to study practice and see what this guy does better than this guy and what can I do to adjust my route to get a completion. You can't run every route the same with every quarterback. It's not easy but it's something, if you want to be successful, you've got to adjust to."

With the addition of Brock Osweiler this offseason, Hopkins may finally get the consistency that many receivers take for granted. Hopkins, along with Jaelen Strong, Cecil Shorts III, Keith Mumphery, and quarterback Tom Savage had a chance to work on quarterback-receiver drills last month at Arizona State's athletic facility.

Hopkins only had a week with Osweiler, but he was impressed with his initial observations of the 25-year-old quarterback.

"He throws a great ball," Hopkins said on Texans Radio. "He's 6-7 or 6-8, however tall he is, and it's perfect. He sees the field. He can throw it anywhere to get the ball in any spot on the field so I'm excited to get this offseason started."

The Texans began Phase 1 of their offseason workouts on Tuesday at NRG Stadium.

Texans players helped serve pizza and pass out pillows and gift cards at a Greenspoint-area shelter for families displaced by Houston flooding.

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